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I figured I'd start an Thread for Mylene Halemai, even though it might be still an bit early.

Mylene Halemai is currently the #43 U-14 Player in Tennis Europe but been as high as 37, Mylène Halemai is one of the current rising stars player coming out of France & seem too be a very promising bright prospect, for sure. she only 14 yr old, she was original born in Australia but now she represent France. This year she seem to be more focus on the 18&U Junior events atm, just recently winning an event in Switzerland. I hoping she can be an big name in the future for France tennis on the WTA Tour in the long run and in the future, I know it early again but I would like to start keeping track of her progress & hope u some would join along. ;)




Biography

Name: Mylène Halemai
Born: August 11, 2001 (14 years old)
Birth Place: Australia
Height: N/A
Right Handed: (Double Handed Backhand)
Coach: Joel Beaufort
Trains: N/A
Age Started Tennis: 6
Favorite Surface: All
Favorite Player: Rafael Nadal, The Williams Sister
Career High Tennis Europe 14&U Ranking: #37
Career High WTA Ranking: N/A
Career High ITF Junior Ranking: 369

Titles Won & Achievements:

2015: 14&U Champion de France
2015: 18&U ITF Luzern Junior Competition G5


Double:

2014: 14&U Nike Junior International Edgbaston
2015: 16&U Tournoi international 15/16 ans Chambon-sur-Lignon
2015: 14&U Open des jeunes Stade Français - BNP PARIBAS CUP
 

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hey Trey :wavey:

yes Mylene is one of the young promising french players with loudmilla Bencheikh in france at this category

she won french championships against loudmilla and seems very down to earth and smart. I like her and think she can become a pro in the future cause she has the will to do so, very mature for her age

she started tennis at 4 in Australia, then she came in France at 7, she stayed there and decided to play regularly. She trains now in south of France, at la Grande Motte, Saint Georges Narbonne.
she's very ambitious, wants to be in the top10 in wta. She says she know there is much of work to do, tough to handle, she will have to be determined but this is what she wants, to succeed.

here her interview after winning the french championships at Roland Garros

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2vev8h_a-la-rencontre-de-mylene-halemai-championne-de-france-14-ans-2015_sport

she won her first title on clay, last week in switzerland, a G5, congrats!:clap2:

well she just lost in 1st round of the swiss junior trophy against a swiss girl, 2 years older, score : 4-6 6-3 1-6

still in to play doubles with her friend loudmilla bencheikh, they are the 3rd seed there
 

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^ indeed I just saw that she just won title, just looking at the ranking she just hit at an career high this week at 611 big jump. Hopefully she can keep it going in doubles this week
 

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I had no idea she was born in Australia either :eek: I only saw what she looked like a few months ago and wondered what exact origins she had, I thought she might be like half-Madagascan. :lol: Her first name is very French, and her surname looks French too, so maybe she has a French father and a mother who comes from somewhere in Oceania or maybe is an Australian of Aboriginal descent? :) We'll probably get to know with time when she becomes more successful.

Anyways, congrats to her on her first U18 tournament won! :yeah: Reading améliemomo, he seems to be a pretty mature and determined girl. :yeah: Good luck to her in the future :cheer:


Here is a clip of some points of her R4 match at the U14 European Junior Championships that took place this summer in Czech Republic. Mylène beat Siskova to make the QFs, where she lost to the eventual champion Iga Swiatek (who is the 2nd best U14 player in Europe atm, behind Potapova).

 

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PS: there are 4 "Halemai" people officially being listed on the ITF website: a certain Thierry who has Australian nationality and played Futures until last year (father? brother?), and Thelesia (born 1997) and Kalia (born 2004) who are both French and most likely are her sisters. Both girls have played only 1 tournament each so far this year - Thelesia made the SFs of a G4 in Montpellier, Kalia is only a kid.

It can be interesting, I'll keep an eye on them, checking their results every now and then. ;)
 

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PS: there are 4 "Halemai" people officially being listed on the ITF website: a certain Thierry who has Australian nationality and played Futures until last year (father? brother?), and Thelesia (born 1997) and Kalia (born 2004) who are both French and most likely are her sisters. Both girls have played only 1 tournament each so far this year - Thelesia made the SFs of a G4 in Montpellier, Kalia is only a kid.

It can be interesting, I'll keep an eye on them, checking their results every now and then. ;)
Thanks for the info Potapovushina ;) & please keep us updated on her little sister if their her sisters.
 

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Thanks for the info Potapovushina ;) & please keep us updated on her little sister if their her sisters.
You're welcome, I'll try to :p


Here are a few more pics from G14 Open Des Jeunes Stade Français - BNP Paribas Cup, one of the strongest U14 European tournaments, held in Paris in July. Mylène was unseeded and had a great run to the final, with notable wins over 4th seed Rakhimova (SFist at Les Petits As this year), 2 & 3 in QF, and 2nd seed Pellicano (runner-up at U12 Eddie Herr last winter), 6-2 2-6 6-4 in SF, before losing to 3rd seed Laguza in the final on the worst scoreline ever: 6-0 6-7(4) 6-7(5) - having served for the match a couple times :hysteric: :tears: :hug:
She still won the dubs with Loudmilla there, as a small comfort. :awww:







Doubles Winners Loudmilla Bencheikh & Mylène Halemai, Runners-Up Ekaterina Vinnik & Kamilla Bartone
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Edit: Apparently they're from NSW (Batemans Bay - Durras) in Australia, Thierry is definitely not the father, most probably the eldest child, and Thelesia is super pretty :hearts: (https://scontent-mrs1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11846622_958347764186470_3565006570964378099_n.jpg?oh=460a5e7729e68afee86f334e80a28bfc&oe=566276AC) :lol:
 

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Lost in the double final this week in Switzerland with Loudmilla Bencheikh :hug: tough lost for them but great couple week for Mylene :yeah: I wonder where she going play next, but looking back she seem to have been playing for last four weeks, so maybe an break from tennis now is needed for R&R.

Swiss Tennis Junior Trophy Double

R1: Loudmilla BENCHEIKH (FRA) / Mylene HALEMAI (FRA) [3] BYE
QF: Loudmilla BENCHEIKH (FRA) / Mylene HALEMAI (FRA) [3] d. Svenja OCHSNER (SUI) / Katerina TSYGOUROVA (SUI) 6-4 1-6 [10-5]
SF: Loudmilla BENCHEIKH (FRA) / Mylene HALEMAI (FRA) [3] d. Medina SAHINAGIC (SUI) / Daniela VUKOVIC (SUI) [2] 6-3 6-2
F: Tamara ARNOLD (SUI) / Satoko SUENO (JPN) [1] d. Loudmilla BENCHEIKH (FRA) / Mylene HALEMAI (FRA) [3] 6-4 6-4
 

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Mylène lost in R1 of G4 Sanchez-Casal Junior Cup yesterday, 7-6(9) 0-6 1-6 against (5)Chiara Lommer (#338) :sad: :hug:
 

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lommer is 17 so the difference is huuge, at least mylene won a set from her:)
 

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Mylène is playing G3 ITF Junior Saint-Cyprien this week :)

She won her R1 match over 18 yo Alina Yeroshenko today, 4 & 3 :cool: :yeah:

She will face 4th seed Leonie Kung (less than a year older, #226) in R2 :armed: :cheer::cheer:
 

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She lost 3 & 2 to Kung :sad: :hug:
 

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:sad:

hopefully she'll grow up a bit and get some more power at the year ends
 

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Mylene in another finale :)

she just reached Luxembourg finale (G5) beating 1st seed Molinaro (#271) 6-3 6-3.

will play winner of Babic/Danailova

She also reached doubles finale with chloe Cirotte, they'll play 1st seed Molinaro/Danailova
 

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Mylene in another finale :)

she just reached Luxembourg finale (G5) beating 1st seed Molinaro (#271) 6-3 6-3.

will play winner of Babic/Danailova

She also reached doubles finale with chloe Cirotte, they'll play 1st seed Molinaro/Danailova
Mylène, seeded 5, beat (WC)Mathilde Trigaux 1 & 0 in R1, (Q)Kristyna Lavickova 6-3 1-6 6-2 in R2, Julita Saner 3 & 3 in QF, and local top seed Eleonora Molinaro (#271) 3 & 3 in SF, but she fell to 3rd seed Elizabeth Danailova (1998, CHR 245) 3 & 2 in the final :hug:

She & Chloé Cirotte (seeded 3) lost the dubs final to top seeds Danailova/Molinaro, 4 & 3 :tears: :hug:
 

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too bad she lost in both finales:frown2:

BUT she still is under construction. I hope she'll work in this off season to improve everything she needs to become a very good junior
next year. She has to become more physical and powerful.
wish her the best for next year.
 

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with all the 97's girl removed from Junior Ranking, Halemai moves up to 369 in the Junior ranking
 
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